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Data USA
"In 2014, Deloitte, Datawheel, and Cesar Hidalgo, Professor at the MIT Media Lab and Director of MacroConnections, came together to embark on an ambitious journey -- to understand and visualize the critical issues facing the United States in areas like jobs, skills and education across industry and geography. And, to use this knowledge to inform decision making among executives, policymakers and citizens.

Our team, comprised of economists, data scientists, designers, researchers and business executives, worked for over a year with input from policymakers, government officials and everyday citizens to develop Data USA, the most comprehensive website and visualization engine of public US Government data. Data USA tells millions of stories about America. Through advanced data analytics and visualization, it tells stories about: places in America—towns, cities and states; occupations, from teachers to welders to web developers; industries--where they are thriving, where they are declining and their interconnectedness to each other; and education and skills, from where is the best place to live if you’re a computer science major to the key skills needed to be an accountant.

Data USA puts public US Government data in your hands. Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA to answer your questions. Data USA provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge. It allows millions of people to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions. Ultimately, accelerating society’s ability to learn and better understand itself.

How can Data USA be useful? If you are an executive, it can help you better understand your customers and talent pool. It can inform decisions on where to open or relocate your business or plant. You may also want to build on the Data USA platform using the API and integrate additional data. If you are a recent college graduate, Data USA can help you find locations with the greatest opportunities for the job you want and the major you have. If you are a policymaker, Data USA can be a powerful input to economic and workforce development programs. Or, you may be a public health professional and want to dive into behavioral disease patterns across the country. These are just a few examples of how an open data platform like Data USA can benefit everyday citizens, business and government.

About Deloitte
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. Please see www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of DTTL and its member firms. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

About Macro Connections
The Macro Connections group focuses on the development of analytical tools that can help improve our understanding of the world's macro structures in all of their complexity. By developing methods to analyze and represent networks—such as the networks connecting countries to the products they export, or historical characters to their peers—Macro Connections research aims to help improve our understanding of the world by putting together the pieces that our scientific disciplines have helped to pull apart. Click here to learn more.

About Datawheel
Datawheel is a small but mighty crew of programmers and designers with a passion for crafting data into predictive, decision-making, and storytelling tools. Every visualization platform they build is a tailored solution that marries the needs of users and the data supporting it. Click here to learn more.

About the Visualizations
The visualizations in Data USA are powered by D3plus, an open-source visualization engine that was created by members of the Datawheel team."
us  data  visualization  via:shannon_mattern  analytics  opendata  bigdata  datausa 
april 2016 by robertogreco
IoTA: Internet-of-Things Academy, Phase 2 | superflux
"This project explores the potential of building IoTA: An open, educational internet-of-things platform to encourage creativity, collaboration and technological literacy."
superflux  internetofthings  iota  technologywillsaveus  opendata  platforms  data  technology  anabjain  iot 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Data Cuisine | Exploring food as a form of data expression
"Have you ever tried to imagine how a fish soup tastes whose recipe is based on publicly available local fishing data? Or what a pizza would be like if it was based on Helsinki’s population mix? Data cuisine explores food as a means of data expression - or, if you like – edible diagrams."
opendata  finland  2012  srg  cooking  gustatorization  gustatory  dataexpression  helsinki  datacuisine  data  food  jenlowe 
september 2012 by robertogreco
Open Knowledge Foundation
"We Believe in the Power of Openness

We seek a world in which open knowledge is ubiquitous and routine – both online and offline. We promote open knowledge because of its potential to deliver far-reaching societal benefits which include the following:

* Better governance: openness improves governance through increased transparency & engagement.
* Better culture: openness means greater access, sharing & participation in relation to cultural material & activities.
* Better research: for research to function effectively, and for society to reap the full benefits from research activities, research outputs should be open.
* Better economy: openness permits easier & more rapid reuse of material & open data & content are the key raw ingredients for the development of new innovative tools and services.

What is Open Knowledge?

Open knowledge is any material — whether it is content, data or information-based — which anyone is free to use, re-use and redistribute without restriction…"
freedom  content  technology  information  data  collaboration  opendata  openknowledge  economics  research  culture  engagement  openness  open  governance  transparency  jenlowe  okfn  openknowledgefoundation  knowledge  opensource 
july 2012 by robertogreco
What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York | Magazine | Wired.com
"Whether it happens through government services such as 311, private-sector startups, open source initiatives, or, most likely, a combination of all three, it’s clear that the 21st-century city is going to be immensely more efficient at solving clear, definable problems like graffiti and transportation routes. The question is whether these platforms can also address the more subtle problems of big-city neighborhoods—the sins of omission, the holes in the urban fabric where some crucial thread is missing. After all, when people gripe about their neighborhood, it’s usually not the potholes or clogged storm drains they have in mind; it’s the fact that there isn’t a dog run nearby or a playground or a good preschool with space available. “We’re really interested in tackling things that are problems not because they’re broken but because they don’t exist,” Ashlock says."
stevenjohnson  infographics  crowdsourcing  government  mapping  maps  nyc  opendata  statistics  datavisualization  information  visualization  urbanism  urban  infographic  community  cities  data  open311  311 
november 2010 by robertogreco
MicroPublicPlaces | Situated Technologies
"In response to two strong global vectors: the rise of pervasive information technologies and the privatization of the public sphere, Marc Böhlen and Hans Frei propose hybrid architectural programs called Micro Public Places (MMPs). MPPs combine insights from ambient intelligence, human computing, architecture, social engineering and urbanism to initiate ways to re- animate public life in contemporary societies. They offer access to things that are or should be available to all: air, water, medicine, books, etc. and combine machine learning procedures with subjective human intuition to make the public realm a contested space again."
mobile  ambient  opendata  architecture  pervasive  design  informatics  urban  community  public  human  humanintuition  intuition  air  water  medicine  books  society  ubicomp  humancomputing  computing  urbaninformatics  urbanism  socialengineering  ambientintelligence  ambientawareness  technology  information 
august 2010 by robertogreco
Real Editors Ship (Ftrain.com)
"The web is just too big, & Google really only can handle a small part of it...Google is not really a media company as much as a medium company...The Semantic Web is basically the edited web, for some very nerdy take on editing...there's an insane glut of historical data, texts, and so forth, billions of human, historical, textual objects to come online from the millennia before the web. Plus a gaggle of history bloggers trying to contextualize it (the history bloggers are the best bloggers out there). Dealing with the glut will require all manner of editing, writing, commissioning, contextualizing, and searching..."
editors  editing  publishing  opendata  data  culture  media  google  semanticweb  shipping  contentstrategy  content  management  web  writing  journalism  business  information  2010  ftrain  paulford 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Learning from Libraries: The Literacy Challenge of Open Data | eaves.ca
"We didn’t build libraries for a literate citizenry. We built libraries to help citizens become literate. Today we build open data portals not because we have public policy literate citizens, we build them so that citizens may become literate in public policy."
libraries  democracy  education  government  history  information  liberty  opendata  open  literacy  data  change  via:migurski 
june 2010 by robertogreco
Trees Near You
"Trees Near You helps you learn about more than 500,000 trees that live on New York City sidewalks. For any area of the city, from block to borough, you can see the different species that live there, and measure the environmental (and monetary!) benefits that these trees provide.

Trees Near You was created by Brett Camper using street tree census data publicly released by the city government, and won a Best Application Honorable Mention in the NYC BigApps competition."
iphone  applications  maps  mapping  trees  nyc  geolocation  gis  opendata  mobile  cartography  urban  environment  nature  ios 
april 2010 by robertogreco
ASBOrometer - Measure UK anti-social behaviour on iPhone and Android
"ASBOrometer is a mobile application that measures levels of anti-social behaviour at your current location (within England and Wales) and gives you access to key local ASB statistics...An Anti-Social Behaviour Order (ASBO) is a civil order made against a person who has been shown, on the balance of evidence, to have engaged in anti-social behaviour in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland. Designed originally by Tony Blair in 1998, the orders are designed to be imposed after minor incidents that would not ordinarily warrant prosecution."
society  mobile  culture  community  iphone  government  transparency  android  crimespotting  crime  ethics  opendata  safety  applications  security  data  uk  antisocial  ios 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Cities Powered by Open Source — The Civic Hacker
"These developments are huge and these cities deserve to be lauded as great pioneers, but we also need to help support them and to spread these kinds of policies to other cities. You can learn more and contribute to the creation of resources for open cities with the nascent OpenMuni project."
cities  policy  opencities  government  opensource  openaccess  opendata  publicspace  vancouver  portland  sanfrancisco 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Government Offers Data to Miners - NYTimes.com
"Many local governments are figuring out how to use the Internet to make government data more accessible. The goal is to spawn useful Web sites and mobile applications — and perhaps even have people think differently about their city and its government."
us  government  sanfrancisco  data  nyc  transparency  development  opendata  cities  technology  software  crimespotting  washingtondc  dc  municipal  stamendesign 
december 2009 by robertogreco
Who Controls Data About Public Transportation? | Electronic Frontier Foundation
"How should city transit authorities treat independent software developers who make use of public schedule data? What approach results in the best experience for their passengers and customers? Two models appear to be emerging to answer this question. One, typified by NYC's MTA & DC's WMATA, sees schedule & related data as valuable intellectual property, to be zealously protected, licensed & monetized. So far, the results of this approach appear to have been bad press, irate passengers, wasted money & stymied innovation. The other model, typified by SF's SFMTA & Portland's TriMet, holds that encouraging independent developers to make free use of schedule information can both save the city money & foster innovative applications."
portland  oregon  sanfrancisco  nyc  washingtondc  transportation  opendata  government  transit  via:adamgreenfield  dc 
september 2009 by robertogreco
DIYtraffic realtime traffic alerts | DIYcity
"DIYtraffic - realtime alerts on traffic problems, easily configurable for any city or town."
traffic  twitter  ubicomp  diy  local  socialsoftware  tools  opendata  alerts 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Freebase: an open, shared database of the world's knowledge
"an open database of the world’s information. It’s built by the community and for the community – free for anyone to query, contribute to, build applications on top of, or integrate into their websites."
database  opensource  web2.0  data  search  knowledge  opencontent  wisdomofcrowds  wikipedia  wiki  metaweb  datamining  databases  creativecommons  crowdsourcing  opendata 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Doc Searls Weblog · Time to write our own rules
"Stop petitioning Facebook & Google to solve our problems for us. They’re not creating them alone. We’ve been allowing them to create them or too long. Time to come up with some new rules of engagement — ones that work for us as well as them."
docsearls  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  opensocial  marketing  advertising  attention  facebook  google  internet  privacy  identity  socialmedia  blogging  beacon  portability  opendata  data 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Move My Data
"Your content and data should be yours to manage and do with as you please. Your images, writing, tags, profile, blog entries, comments, testimonials, video, and music should be yours to download and move anyplace you want."
content  portability  opencontent  opendata  data  backup  flickr  utilities  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  software  management  opensource  storage  sync 
september 2007 by robertogreco

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